Precious Metals Manager - Houston, TX

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Date: Jul 31, 2022

Location: Houston, Texas, US

Company: Bureau Veritas


Bureau Veritas offers dynamic, exciting employment opportunities with an attractive salary/benefit package and an opportunity to play a vital role with a global organization. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for an opportunity to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today.

Bureau Veritas is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, sexual orientation, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other non-job-related characteristics.

This position is responsible to ensure equal opportunity in employment in that all persons are treated equally and on the basis of merit, in decisions regarding selection, placement, promotions, training, work assignments, transfers and other personnel actions.

City: Houston 

State: Texas

Bureau Veritas Commodities and Trade is growing and we are seeking top talent to join our leadership team.  The successful candidate will lead a diverse and talented group of managers, inspectors, auditors, chemists and account coordinators to service over 200 clients in the Precious Metals industry.  If you have the necessary knowledge, experience, and drive to lead this dynamic team, please consider carefully the following role and apply.


SUMMARY: The Precious Metals Manager is the senior manager of the business group, and is accountable for financial performance, quality of service, personnel safety and personnel development for all business units (Precious Metals Operations, Precious Metals Lab, and Audits). Scope of work includes managing both lab and field operations as well as business development activities. The Precious Metals Manager will provide quality and quantity determination for all precious metal commodities: catalysts (reforming, chemical, pharmaceutical, and automotive), doré, electronics, jewelry scrap, and manufacturing sweeps.


Precious Metals Manager assists the M&M Director in formulating and administering organization policies by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate managers. Location based in Houston, TX.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  include, but not limited to, the following:


Accountability for the performance of the Precious Metals group in all functional areas

  • Financial Management of Profit & Loss – financial forecasting, strategic planning, business development, service pricing, contract negotiation, and cost controls
  • Quality of Service – manage technical operations, determine quality and quantity for settlements, represent clients for settlement, use net promoter score (NPS) results to identify service gaps, root cause analysis and corrective actions for quality gaps
  • Customer Satisfaction – Meet business partners regularly, know Voice of the Customer, manage client expectations through clear contract requirements and service delivery 
  • Health and Safety for all personnel – ensure job hazard analysis and critical task analysis is performed for all locations, identify and track leading indicators for mishaps, implement training to mitigate and control risks
  • Resource Planning – Support Field and Lab operations with personnel resource planning, material procurement and equipment management including Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) projects
  • Business Development – collaborate with Business Development Manager to grow and diversify customer base and service offerings, utilize resources such as Sales Force to manage lead follow up and to track sales metrics
  • Contract Negotiation – lead the proposal processes including evaluating and screening RFP/RFQs for feasibility and profitability
  • Account Management – Ensure Account Management team maintains strategic client relationships to ensure retention and to grow key accounts 
  • Personnel Development - Build strong regional teams, coaching managers to achieve business group, regional and individual development goals
  • Cost Control – efficiently manage employee hours and use of independent contractors as necessary to minimize operational cost
  • Budgetary planning and forecasting – with guidance from M&M Director, develop business unit budgets, manage end of month close and maintain running forecast for the Precious Metals group
  • Represent Bureau Veritas at trade shows and industry committees to maintain strategic partnerships, market visibility and standing within the Precious Metals industry


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Directly manages the overall operations of the Precious Metals group. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; setting goals; appraising performance; disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following knowledge, aptitude, and characteristics: 

  • Well organized, disciplined and self-motivated, with the ability to drive multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Understanding and experience of good business management practices, including basic finance, business strategy, human resources, sales and marketing
  • Possess business acumen including detailed technical knowledge and operations management
  • Data-Driven approach to management and decision making, able to develop and maintain key performance indicators
  • Knowledge of the Precious Metals Industry: Primary Mining, Manufacturing, Scrap Collection, Refining
  • Knowledge of platinum group metals (PGM) and application if Petroleum and Automotive Catalyst
  • Knowledge of Precious Metals Vault Audits
  • Technical knowledge and experience with commercial laboratories
  • 15% travel required




  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, chemistry or related technical field; 15 years of direct experience to be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Prior engineering, refining, operations and/or business development experience in the metals industry is required.


LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquires or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members or the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management, company gatherings and industry groups.


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to use accounting / financial principles and basic statistics


REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical and diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. 


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  Valid driver’s license is required.


OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to travel via airlines (U.S. and Abroad)


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle and feel objects, tools, or controls; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl .The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may work near explosive / inflammable materials and may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals (depending on job site).


The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.                                   

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